National Informal STEM Education Network: Exploring Properties - Capillary Action

In this Short Activity, learners explore how liquids flow in narrow spaces.

“Exploring Properties – Capillary Action” is a hands on activity in which visitors explore how liquids flow in narrow spaces. Visitors investigate how this behavior allows liquids to flow against gravity and soak into coffee filters.

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At the nanoscale things behave in surprising ways.

LEARNING GOALS

  • At the nanoscale things behave in surprising ways.
  • Technologies and society influence each other.

Science Topics
Chemistry, Cohesion & Adhesion
Technology Topics
Nanotechnology
Early Childhood, K-6, Educator
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
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